Monday Morning Whitman (and an update)

Book Cover: Leaves of Grass

I’ve added a review of Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett – the book, not the TV series, and I’ve continued to work on the Pinterest page.

Here’s today’s Whitman from his Leaves of Grass, with thanks to Project Gutenberg for making this content so accessible. This is one of the poet’s less meandering works, which I have to say I appreciate:

When I Read the Book

  When I read the book, the biography famous,
  And is this then (said I) what the author calls a man’s life?
  And so will some one when I am dead and gone write my life?
  (As if any man really knew aught of my life,
  Why even I myself I often think know little or nothing of my real life,
  Only a few hints, a few diffused faint clews and indirections
  I seek for my own use to trace out here.)

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